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Van Hunt on World Cafe | August 23, 2012

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Van Hunt is something like a cross between Thelonious Monk and Prince: throaty and suave yet artistic, bold and a little weird. His inventive style speaks to his strong will, a trait that propelled the college dropout to move from his home in Ohio to the music hub of Atlanta. There, he signed with a major label in 2001 and produced his self-titled debut album three years later. Since then, he's formed his own label, Godless Hotspot.

Hunt's latest album is Live at the Troubadour 2011. The concert setting suits his style: His wry, forlorn, dirt-beneath-the-fingernails lyrics are better suited to an old concert hall than a state-of-the-art recording studio. An artist whose impact hits harder in the moment, Hunt performs songs from his live album in this session of World Cafe. (link)

Playlist

(( )) for interlude music

HOUR 1

Talking Heads "Swamp" Speaking in Tongues
The New Pornographers "Think About Me" Just Tell Me That You Want Me
Fleetwood Mac "Over and Over" Tusk
The Wallflowers "Reboot the Mission" Glad All VOer
Jimi Hendrix "Little Wing" Axis: Bold As Love
The Heavy "How You Like Me Now" The House that Dirt Built
((Menomena "Killemall" Mines))
Van Hunt "North Hollywood" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Van Hunt "Seconds of Pleasure" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Van Hunt "Eyes Like Pearls" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Van Hunt "Seconds of Pleasure" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
The Alabama Shakes "I Found You" Boys and Girls
Sonny Landreth "New Landlord" Outward Bound
Lianne La Havas "Is Your Love Big Enough" Is Your Love Big Enough
Michael Kiwanuka "Tell Me a Tale" Tell Me a Tale

HOUR 2

King Tuff "Bad Thing" King Tuff
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti "Bright Lit Blue Skies" Before Today
Aimee Mann "Charmer" Charmer
The Smiths "This Charming Man" The Smiths
Electric Guest "This Head I Hold" Mondo
Andrew Bird "Eyeoneye" Break it Yourself
((Sambajazz Trio "Sabor Antigo" Agora Sim))
Jorge Ben "O Telefone Tocou Novamente" Brute Force
Sambajazz Trio "Sabor Antigo" Agora Sim
((Sergio Mendes "Samba de Bencao" Timeless))
TheNewNo2 "Make it Home" TheFearofMissingOut
Phoenix "1901" Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
The Avett Brothers "Live and Die" The Carpenter
Gomez "Revolutionary Kind" Liquid Skin
Rodriguez "Sugar Man" Cold Facts